Q. What factors can cause products to spoil? A. Our products are considered a perishable item and must be stored properly because incorrect storage will cause spoilage , rendering it useless, and even potentially harmful. We recommend you treat the products like perishable food (such as cheese, yogurt or wine), including…
- The container must remain airtight as exposure to air will cause spoilage;
- Storage at a high temperature can cause spoilage or reduce efficacy (above 125F);
- Storage in a direct sunlight can cause spoilage or reduce efficacy;
- Use within recommended expiration date.
Q. How can I ensure the products are in good condition prior to use?
A. There are two simple tests: Smell and sight. The product should have a sweet and sour smell. The product should not have any colored mold, which is a sign of decay and oxidation. White mold is OK, since it is active yeast, but contact us if you have any questions.
Q. Is BARIKI® equine products swab-able for racing?
A. No: BARIKI® contains no caffeine, GMO’s, antibiotics, illegal herbs, preservatives, and no other known illegal substances. Numerous horses have been swabbed in the past with no problems.
Q. Can I replace my feed or supplements by using your animal products?
A. Our products are the result of nearly a decade of research; they contain food grade microbial ingredients, thus improving the antioxidant qualities, vitamins, amino acids, oils, and minerals. Since our products work synergistic-ally with any feed program, you do not need to change their current diet. Each of our products are geared towards a specific animal. Many trainers and owners have reduced or eliminated the use of other supplements, which saved them money in the long run.
Q. How does BARIKI® work in a horse’s digestive system?
A. The probiotics in our supplements work together with lactic acid bacteria to help digest food in the small intestine in the upper gut; the live yeast culture works in the hind-gut for complete digestion through a process of fermentation. Fermentation has shown that feeding BARIKI® feed promotes healthy gut flora, improving feed conversion.
Q. What happens to the animal if too much product is ingested?
A. There may possibly be some short term diarrhea; the ingredients in our products are 100% natural and cannot hurt the animal (this presumes that the product has been stored and fed to the animals according to our instructions).
Q. Will BARIKI® cause any imbalance in the current feed program?
A. Not by feeding only 1-2% into your current feed program, it works synergistic-ally with the other food, allowing the animal to absorb more nutrients by balancing the microbial digestive enzymes in the gut.
Q. How quickly does the product work?
A. It works immediately, but visually noticeable within a week. Depending on the condition of the animal. Worse the condition, faster visual results.
Q. What are the benefits of yeast culture?
A. To begin with a live yeast culture helps to stabilize the bacteria population found in the hind-gut of a horse (or the rum-en of a ruminant). When these populations are properly balanced, it allows for higher assimilation of nutrients along with an increase in fiber digesting bacteria. This allows for a more complete breakdown and usage of forages. Studies have shown that yeast added to a horses diet significantly increases the quality of a mares milk, improves the horse’s ability to digest fiber and increases the absorption of phosphorus, Yeast in the digestive tract will lower oxygen availability and reduce the pH of the gut. This reduces the growth of harmful bacteria. With the harmful bacteria in check, beneficial bacteria can flourish. A healthy population of beneficial bacteria assures maximum forage digestion and nutrient absorption. Many horse owners that use Bariki report no change in their animals’ condition during long, usually stressful travel. This is testament to Bariki's ability to maintain proper pH in their horses’ hind-gut.
Q. How do I know when I find a yeast culture?
A. A yeast culture is easy to spot, literally! They appear as white specs. These spots can range from a grain of salt size to larger. Yeast cultures will have little in the way of smell. If it is a bad mold, it will smell really bad and be a color other than white. This can sometimes happen when a product has been damaged in shipment. Luckily, a bad product is easy to see or smell! The best rule of thumb for identifying a yeast culture is - if it’s white and smells OK, then it is safe to feed.